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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 1, 2011 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 30th MTV

Well played! Well played indeed.

I'd also add....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmKzkYTsPJg
Performed live at the 1980 Bay Area Music Awards

I'm tired of self respect
I can't afford a car
I wanna be a prefab superstar

I wanna be a tool
Don't need no soul
Wanna make big money
Playing rock and roll

I'll make my music boring
I'll play my music slow
I ain't no artist, I'm a business man
No ideas of my own

I won't offend
Or rock the boat
Just sex and drugs
And rock and roll

Drool, drool, drool, drool, drool, drool
My Payola!
Drool, drool, drool, drool, drool, drool
My Payola!

You'll pay ten bucks to see me
On a fifteen foot high stage
Fatass bouncers kick the shit
Out of kids who try to dance

If my friends say
I've lost my guts
I'll laugh and say
That's rock and roll

But there's just one problem

[Chorus]
Is my cock big enough
Is my brain small enough
For you to make me a star
Give me a toot, I'll sell you my soul
Pull my strings and I'll go far

And when I'm rich
And meet Bob Hope
We'll shoot some golf
And shoot some dope

Is my cock big enough?
Is my brain small enough?

This post was modified by clashcity on 2011-08-02 04:40:53

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 1, 2011 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 30th MTV

There's a funny story behind that. Apparently they were asked to play California Uber Alles -- I'm sure the Bammies organizers felt they were being very cutting-edge to have THAT one on the stage! -- but ... well, for what it's worth, here's Wikipedia.

"... after about 15 seconds into the song, Biafra said, "Hold it! We've gotta prove that we're adults now. We're not a punk rock band, we're a new wave band."

"The band, who all wore white shirts with a big, black S painted on the front, pulled black ties from around the backs of their necks to form a dollar sign, then started playing a new song entitled "Pull My Strings" ..."

I've wondered if anyone in the GD was there and what they thought. Phil kept getting named as Best Bass Player and once around that time apparently told the Bammies that he'd come to the ceremony if they promised to stop giving him the award.

Supposedly the DKs weren't invited back to the Bammies, but I sure do hear a lot of laughter in that crowd ...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Pullmystrings.jpg

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 2, 2011 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 30th MTV

One of those great, guerrilla moments in punk history to be sure.

I love the mock Dylan voice during the end part as well.



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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 2, 2011 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy 30th MTV

Got to love the DK's,they had more genuine punk spirit to them than 99% of their poser counterparts.